Jessica Tillings

Jessica Tillings is a poet, artist, editor and events organiser based in West Lancashire. She co-founded and co-manages the reading series Reverb and co-chairs Edge Hill University’s gender & sexuality research group, GenSex. Her poetry has appeared in The Wolf, Datableed & Zarf. She was the winner of the 2017 Eileen Davis Award and 2016 Rhiannon Evans Poetry Prize. For further information, she can be found at:


Inspired by Tracey Emin’s My Bed and Shelley Jackson’s My Body— A Wunderkammer, Jessica Tillings produces a series of artworks concerned with process, self-portrait and the power of blood.


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